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Last-Minute Labor Day Deals: A Long Flight to the Land Down Under

Where: Australia
August 22, 2014 at 10:50 AM | by | Comments (0)

We hate to alarm you, but the summer is quickly coming to an end. Before you know it, the cooler weather will be trickling in, and those pumpkin-flavored lattes will be hitting the bar at your favorite coffee shop. Thatís why itís time to plan one last quick getaway, and Labor Day Weekend is the time to do it.

We'll be the first to admit that Australia isn't the easiest destination to travel to, but sometimes all a bucketlist vacation needs is a holiday off to get the ball rolling. And, naturally, a our tips to making the best of the 14-hour flight. All things considered, this might be the time to score a great deal on a package to explore this beautiful country.

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Last-Minute Labor Day Deals: The Islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard

August 21, 2014 at 9:31 AM | by | Comments (0)

We hate to alarm you, but the summer is quickly coming to an end. Before you know it, the cooler weather will be trickling in, and those pumpkin-flavored lattes will be hitting the bar at your favorite coffee shop. Thatís why itís time to plan one last quick getaway, and Labor Day Weekend is the time to do it.

We have had awesome times on both Marthaís Vineyard and Nantucket, so thatís why weíre suggesting you close summer out with a bang and visit both. Sure, it might be a bit to pack in over just a few days, but when there are ferries involved, how can you resist?

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Seven Destinations Where It's Still Cool to Wear White After Labor Day

September 4, 2013 at 9:32 AM | by | Comment (1)

With the passing of Labor Day comes the end to the official wearing-of-white months. Traditionally, white pants season (and relatedly, Sperry Topsider season) lasts from Memorial Day until the very last gasp of summer on Labor Day. Any other time—wearing white is completely at your own risk. Still, remember that Labor Day is an American holiday, so other countries don't have such definitive end-dates for summer attire.

It's become a tradition for us to extend the white-pants-wearing season a tad by clueing you in, every year, as to where it's still okay to don your chalk linen slacks. So now, for 2013, 7 cities for wearing white any time of year:

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All the Boeing 787 News You Missed Over Labor Day Weekend

September 3, 2013 at 9:47 AM | by | Comments (0)

· British Airways' 787 took off to Toronto. It flies! Well, we already knew that. They were a half-hour late in arriving, but we wouldn't have wanted an inaugural on a 787 to end early, either. Check out our gallery to see more.

· British Airways adds Austin, TX to the 787 routes. While we're on the topic of the BA 787, might as well mention that this morning held the huge announcement of a new route to come in spring 2014: London to Austin, TX. The first flight will happen in March, bringing a second international destination to Austin Airport, which currently only has over-the-border flights to Mexico.

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From Maine to Florida, Labor Day Weekend Means a Beer Festival Near You

August 29, 2013 at 9:49 AM | by | Comments (0)

With summer winding down and cooler weather right around the corner we suggest raising a glass to remember the season. The long holiday weekend brings a few solid options, so pick a beer festival that looks good to you and enjoy. Hereís our picks for three winnersócheers!

Key West BrewFest

Thereís still plenty of summer weather left down in Florida, so may we suggest heading down to Key West to enjoy a little sun and suds. The 4th annual Key West BrewFest arrives in town on August 29, and things are scheduled to run throughout the weekend until September 2. Cigar City Brewing, Florida Keys Brewing Company, and Florida Beer Company will be just a few of the breweries in attendance, so be sure to pace yourself with the sips and samples. Tickets will set you back $35 in advance, and that will get you access to over 150 beers all during the Signature Tasting Festival right on South Beach.

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Seven Cities for Wearing White Any Time of the Year

September 4, 2012 at 9:40 AM | by | Comments (0)

Horrible news. It's time to put those white pants away. That's right—Labor Day has come and gone and as much as we enjoy viewing the outline of your thong (male or female), the look does have an expiration date.

Traditionally, white pants season (and relatedly, Sperry Topsider season) lasts from Memorial Day until the very last gasp of summer on Labor Day (ah hem, yesterday). Any other time—wearing white is completely at your own risk.

It's become a tradition for us to extend the white-pants-wearing season a tad by clueing you in, every year, as to where it's still okay to don your chalk linen slacks. So now, for 2012, 7 cities for wearing white any time of year:

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Three Labor Day Weekend Food Festivals to Finish Off the Summer

August 22, 2012 at 12:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

With the summer weather winding down we figured it was worth celebrating Labor Day with a bit of outdoor fun and overindulgence. The seasonal food festivals are winding down, but there are still a few worth the price of admission. Hereís our picks for a few fun Labor Day food events to close out the summer season:

Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival Ė Buffalo, New York

When it comes to buffalo wings the annual party up on Buffalo, New York is pretty much the granddaddy of them all. The National Buffalo Wing Festival is set to do its thing at Coca-Cola field on September 1 and 2. Events include the US wing eating championship, bobbing for wings, and of course the Miss Buffalo Wing pageant. Admission will set you back just $5 per person, and the food tickets for the chicken wings start at $1 each. Restaurants and vendorsósome as far away as Georgiaówill all be there preparing their crispy-skinned delicacies, so if youíre in the neighborhood this is a donít miss event.

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Seven Cities for Wearing White Pants Year-round

September 6, 2011 at 8:26 AM | by | Comments (0)

Horrible news. It's time to put those white pants away. That's right—Labor Day has come and gone and as much as we enjoying viewing the outline of your thong (male or female), the look has an expiration date.

Traditionally, white pants season (and relatedly, Sperry Topsider season) lasts from Memorial Day until the very last gasp of summer on Labor Day (ah hem, yesterday). Any other time—wearing white is completely at your own risk. One the other hand, at the beginning of white pants season we rounded up five cities where you can wear white pants year-round.

Now that we've reached the end of the season, here's an encore (plus new additions!):

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And the Top 10 US Cities for Labor Day Travel Are...

August 16, 2011 at 11:38 AM | by | Comment (1)

In case you're still using up Fourth of July fireworks and BBQ charcoal, let us remind you that Labor Day is right around the corner, so time to start planning for either a long weekend getaway or some relaxing on the home turf. As usual, Orbitz has been playing close attention to the cities being searched for Labor Day vacays, and though it coulda been a cool infographic, the site has released a list of the Top 10 Labor Day destinations in the USA:

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Five World Cities for Wearing White Pants Whenever You Want

May 31, 2011 at 9:05 AM | by | Comments (0)

Is your name Beyonce or Joe Jonas? Is there a day on your iCal marked "Diddy's White Party?" No? Then you're probably not breaking out the white pants very often during the year. Traditionally, white pants season (and relatedly, Sperry Topsider season) lasts from Memorial Day until the very last gasp of summer on Labor Day. Any other time—wearing white is completely at your own risk...unless you take a trip to one of these five cities that wear white year-round:

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Four Great Places to Make Your Labor Day Gay

August 27, 2010 at 4:21 PM | by | Comments (0)

Ah summer! That fleeting season of speedos, pool parties and Pride. Just because Labor Day approaches and heralds an end to the sunny summer months, doesnít mean thereís not still plenty to do, and here are five of our top picks for the best GLBT destinations for Labor Day. And hey, itís your last chance to wear white without drawing the ire of Project Runway fans, so take advantage!

· Splash Days in Austin

Saddle up and head down to Texas for one of the wildest, wettest Labor Day weekends around: Splash Days in Austin. The main events Saturday are the Splash Dance at Austin Music Hall from 10:00pm-3:00am, with an Adult Swim Afterhours party from 3:00-7:00am at Sky Lounge on the cityís main drag of Congress Street. Donít waste all your energy the first night, though, because there are plenty more events on Sunday.

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How to Get Tickets to Seattle's Bumbershoot 2010

August 24, 2010 at 11:11 AM | by | Comments (0)

For better or for worse Labor Day is right around the corner. Thereís no escaping the end of the summer season, so rather than sulking away the end of the warm weather we suggest making some Labor Day plans as soon as possible. If a cheap getaway isnít cheap enough, just join the crowds in Seattle for this yearís edition of Bumbershoot.

From September 4-6, the festival brings together an eclectic mixture of music, arts, and all kinds of other cool stuff. Itís the largest urban arts festival on the continent, so expect to get cozy with over 150,000 of your closest friends. Even if you donít line up for the comedy shows, indie markets, or weird dance performances thereís always the music. This year is a good one, as Weezer, Mary J. Blige, and Bob Dylan bring the best in music to the masses.

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